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Algae Startups Confront Promise of Miracle Fuel

PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:29 pm
by cacofonix
"After years of hype as the mucky green grail of the oil crunch, algae is finally taking on its "impossible" hurdles to move from test tubes to barrels. With key players in this budding industry laying their bets on the winning biofuel formula, how long will it take before slime powers your life?"

Thus says the latest article from Popular Mechanics

I expected a better researched article from Popular Mechanics. While their overall assertion regarding the difficulties lying ahead for algae is indeed true, an uninformed reader reading the article would tend to think that algae fuel is an impossibility and that nothing at all has been achieved - neither is true.